Columbia 15321... Recorded on October 23, 1928. Clinton S. Carnes was the treasurer of the Baptist Mission Board in Atlanta. Anticipating an audit, he absconded with about a million dollars in August of 1928. He was captured in Canada and extridited soon after. Dan Hornsby was from Georgia and a talent scout for Columbia, who supposedly renamed blues singer Robert Hicks, Barbecue Bob.
May 23, 2009
I am Nikki Hornsby the granddaughter of Dan Hornsby. I have inherited through my late father a lot of my grandfather's lifetime career materials from posters, newspaper articles, to 78 recordings.
I am also in the professional entertainment profession all my life.
Wish I could have met the man from where my talent came from but he died before I could.